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Fountain Pens

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Stanford Guitar, Mar 5, 2021.

  1. Stanford Guitar

    Stanford Guitar Tele-Afflicted

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    Just a simple Lamy with Kon-Peki ink for me.

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    i remember these pens that , you turn them upside down, and something interesting happened
     
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    Had a very good calligrapher in the family, used to love getting into his cast-off gear when I was a kid. Haven't really messed with them as an adult. Pilot G2 0.38 is as close to perfection as I can imagine.
     
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    Ha! You know, what's interesting to me is that I see time and time again - those of us who are into these 6 stringers also share a lot of the same interests in other areas too! Must be something to this... anyway, regarding fountain pens... YES! I used to not only collect them, I used them in my every day business! Antique, new, etc. I still have them and on occasion, still use them. I got a nice collection of inks and wells too! :) My personal favorites are Conklin's, Pelikan, Viscante, and of course... Mont Blanc ;)
     
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    A thing of beauty, is a joy forever. I like, and use one wherever possible.... DSC_0598.JPG
     
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    I am very susceptible to this sort of thing. Please don't get me going on this. I have enough troubles with just guitar and mountain bike gear :)

    That looks like fun though.
     
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    I was into them when I was a kid. I forget the brands, but it wasn't the nice ones.
     
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    My partner is an artist. Fountain pens are a relatively new passion as he loves drawing in ink. Over the last 3 months he’s amassed quite a collection. Mostly under $50. Dang converters can be pricey when you’re buying it for a $5 Preppy. He loves his Jin Hao shark and swan kits. Especially the swans..fude nub suits drawing so far. Lamy, Moon Man, Muji etc. I encourage him because it’s a fairly inexpensive hobby. I told him this morning I meant to buy an EHX overdrive today. His response was “which one”! I love that dude! Mind you I’ve probably spent $500 on EHX this year.
     
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    Boreas Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I have an old Staedtler that I assume the bladder is toast 45 years on. Loved it, but I got out of calligraphy due to lack of talent and interest - and the introduction of eMail. My calligraphy set was likely "lost" several moves ago.
     
  10. Telekarster

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    LOL!!!! Dude... you totally need to get one, a bottle of ink or cartridges, and try em. There's just something nostalgic about them and, if you get a quality one, they write soooo smooth. They take some getting used to at first, but you'll be hooked no doubt ;) Not to mention, you'll get plenty of "wow!" looks when you whip that gold nib out and the ink starts flowing! It's awesome ;) :cool:
     
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    That's exactly what I'm talking about. A bit of style and class.
     
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    Then..... You can personalize. I'd recommend checking out Mont Blanc's range of inks. Myself? Mystery Grey.
     
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    Amen brother! Nice MB you got there btw ;) Style... class... timeless ;)
     
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    I had some nice fountain pens when I was younger. Ruined many a shirt with them. Over time they disappeared. I’m strictly a bic Cristal Xtra Smooth user now

    A fine fountain pen is(was) a thing of joy to write with.
     
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    They've really changed since I was a kid.

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    These are the nice ones in the collection.

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    The stripey ones are Parker Vacumatics from WWII. There's a 1920s Big Red in the back, a couple of 50s Sheaffer's (including my mother's red Admiral) a teens Waterman and some odd 1900s filler-types (like a blow-fill, Conklin, etc.).
     
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    I've got a 146 and few parker 75 bought second hand.

    I'm craving for a Parker 75 lapis lazuli and a stub nib
     
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    Oh yeah... MB ink is my personal choice for sure! I've got it in black, cobalt blue, racing green, etc. ;)
     
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    This is going to sound a bit strange - I have an MB Starwalker rollerball. The price of the refills! Daylight robbery.... Yet, their ink cartridges are very reasonable in price. I don't get it.
     
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    http://newpentrace.net/ I used to hang out in the Pentrace forum quite a bit.

    I learned calligraphy in High School art classes. Had a full set of Speedball pens, etc. Somewhere around here I have a pretty-good copy of the Gettysburg Address I did.

    I prefer a medium italic nib...just a little flex. I had a custom nib ground for one of my striped Vacumatics (the Red one, I think. I have one of each color, Red, Blue and Green).

    I found Vintage pens require a lot of maintenance. Even the more modern Vacumatics tend to leak if they're not carefully used. I think I tend to grip mine too hard, they usually develop section leaks. I've retired all of them to the display case.

    I carried a Pelican 1000 for many years...and then it fell out of my pocket and snapped in half at the section. I retired it.
     
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